When you start
reading about stanhopeas, words like grotesque, strong-
smelling and odor start cropping up. Personally, I like
it when they bloomyou can tell that the flowers have opened the
minute you enter the greenhousethey are very odoriferous (ours are
all good, but strong smelling)! In actuality, stanhopeas are highly evolved
orchids with a close bond to their pollinatorstheir scents are to
attract their specific pollinator.
We divided our LARGE plant and now have nice divisions for sale. The
flowers in the photo are of the plant we divided.